Social media instigators of ‘nationwide shutdown’ under investigation
A national law enforcement agency monitors and tracks social media posts advocating for a violent nationwide shutdown today, warning they will be exposed.
Experts warn against posting COVID-19 vaccination card online
By posting images of their vaccination cards on social media, people expose themselves to a broad range of cyber risks, warn security experts.
Twitter plays catch-up with e-commerce feature
The social media platform tests a feature that allows users to shop directly from a brand's profile, as it attempts to match its rivals.
Twitter taps into machine learning to stop abusive content
The company enforces a hateful conduct policy against content that incites fear, which has since been expanded to include content that dehumanises.
Big tech gets on board to improve online spaces for women
Stopping online abuse and harassment of women must be a priority, says the Web Foundation, after Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter commit to making their platforms safe.
SA’s top social media, messenger services revealed
The SA Social Media Landscape Report 2021 shows that close to 100% of people access social media via their mobile devices.
Google vows to combat data manipulation during SA elections
The Internet giant vows to Parliament that it will protect the integrity of SA’s upcoming elections by fighting disinformation and manipulation on its platform.
Instagram outpaces other social networks as cyber bullying hub
The popular photo- and video-sharing app accounts for 42% of bullying that occurs online, says the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.
Twitter sets up Africa headquarters in Ghana
The company establishes its first physical presence on the African continent, 15 years after the launch of the micro-blogging platform.
Twitter CEO takes control of Jay Z’s Tidal in R4.5bn deal
The company says the deal will economically empower musicians and find new ways to support their work.
Facebook to face the music in SA Parliament, says DA
Parliament’s Committee of Communications and Digital Technologies is set to invite the social media player to respond to questions about misinformation on its platform.